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Finance Business Partner, APAC Franchise

Date: 13-May-2022

Location: Singapore, 01, SG, 238851

Company: The Body Shop International Limited

The Body Shop

When Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop in 1976, she had a vision. Business as a force for good – that’s us. Over 40 years later, we’re proud to be pioneering cruelty-free beauty every step of the way. We’re the original ethical beauty brand. We’ve got a thing for empowering people and enriching our planet. We’re all about keeping it real, in every way possible. Our activist roots remain a huge part of everything we do, from our iconic window posters to our vegetarian products to our infamous campaigns. We’re never afraid to stand up and speak the truth. We like to do things a little differently around here. 


The Body Shop, along with Aesop and Natura, is part of Natura & Co, a global, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group that is committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact. Group owner Natura is Brazil's number one cosmetics manufacturer. Sustainable development has been the company's guiding principle since it was founded in 1969. In fact, this is an incredibly exciting time for The Body Shop. We’re fighting for what we believe in now more than ever. No holding back. Breaking the mould has always come naturally to us, and we need someone who’s not afraid to mix things up. 

Your role in a nutshell

The Finance Business Partner, APAC Franchise is at the heart of decision making and plays a critical role in partnering the Head Franchise team and acting as a co-pilot to the General Manager in un-locking and preserving value for the Head Franchise business. With full P&L responsibility, this role will bring best-in-class performance management, insight, and analytics which drive better business performance and decisions making to deliver sustainable competitive growth.

More about the role

Primary Responsibilities

Performance Management

  • Key lead for financial performance reviews and analysis
  • Co-own the full P&L together with the General manager to set and drive Retail Sales, Turnover, and EBIT targets
  • Provide continuous performance monitoring identifying key trends and proposing actions to capture opportunities and mitigate threats
  • Facilitate and monitor monthly tracking of actuals, budgets, and forecasts across the region

Operational Management

  • Forge active stakeholder management between AR, Franchise Account team, Commercial and Supply chain leads
  • Monitor the credit limits and orders which may be impacted at month-end
  • Ensure that core financial control processes are embedded across the HF business

Long term value creation & strategy

  • Lead the annual budget process and collaborate with the Head Franchise team to co-create the financial targets across mid & long term
  • Drive business case assessment of new markets / new HF relationships / new distribution channels
  • Evaluate and assess investment opportunities including store refurbishment & marketing activity
  • Support growth initiatives; innovations and building sustainable growth

What we look for


  • Excellent engagement, presentation, and communication skills
  • Ability to manage a large and complex set of stakeholders & hold others accountable
  • Ability to own & drive the change agenda for the business (pro-active & independent worker)
  • Ability to bring different perspectives in-order to Influence decision making
  • Ability to make the complex simple and truly delve into the details when required
  • Working knowledge of S&OP and/or Annual Planning processes
  • Strong analytical skills


  • Ideally 10 years + experience of working in a finance department
  • Retail / FMCG / Franchising


  • Business or accounting qualifications
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft core programs including excel, word, PowerPoint including pivot tables and databases

Technical & Professional competencies required:

  • Understanding of international accounting practices and standards
  • Ability to interpret financial statements quickly and accurately
  • Several languages (including English)
  • Excel and pivot tables
  • Working knowledge of SAP and some POS systems

Talent Drivers

Collaborative Skills
Personal Conduct

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